» 12/06/2007, 00.00
Moscow’s first Muslim clinic opens
Sharia will be enforced in the facility: patients and staff will be segregated on the basis of sex with female patients treated by veiled female doctors for men as well as halal medicines and food. The initiative is part of a renewed co-operation between Russia’s Muslim community and the Russian government. The chairman of the Mufti Council of Russia is quite happy.
19/02/2010 RUSSIA – ISLAM
Supreme Muslim Council of Russia to stop extremism
The new body will play coordinating role. It will be co-chaired by the leaders of three existing Muslim organisations. Medvedev and Putin want to promote a Russian way for Islam.
20/08/2016 10:24:00 RUSSIA
Russian hotels ready to provide "Halal" rooms for Muslims
The project in conjunction with the Russian Council of Muftis which says the demand for products that comply with Islamic norms is growing. The rooms will have a translated copy of the Quran, a prayer rug and an indication of Mecca.
Open trial for defendants in Politkovskaya murder case
Tens of foreign and local journalists and ordinary Russian citizens want to follow the trial. The victim’s son, Ilya, complains the real culprits are not standing trial. Everyone suspects Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, but he has never been interrogated for the case.
08/10/2016 18:21:00 RUSSIA
Colleagues and friends remember Anna Politkovskaya, with compassion as her “driving force”
On the 10th anniversary of her assassination, fewer Russians remember. Still, for many, she remains a role model who criticised Kadyrov and Putin. Lana Estemirova, daughter of Natalia Estemirova, Anna’s activist friend killed in the Caucasus in 2009, remembers the slain journalist.
Anna Politkovskaya like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn
Hundreds of people yesterday remembered the journalist who was slain two years ago. Russia is one of the most dangerous placed in the world for journalists. Her message is an appeal to believers and non-believers to dare to go to the bottom of the truth. Here is an analysis by Prof Vicktor Khroul, who teaches journalism at Moscow University.
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